Once upon a time in a previous century I was invited to watch a widely banned movie, "I Am Curious Yellow," in company with a number of FBI agents and officials to see just how naughty it was. I had written about censorship and whether the movie was over the line of decency.
The typical congressman just can't help himself. He's the grown-up kid who fished his daddy's credit card out of his pants pocket while Daddy slept, and he has been the big man on the high-school campus since. This lack of self-restraint was further demonstrated last week when a vote on a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution failed once more.
Major League Baseball's honoring last weekend of the 71st anniversary of Jackie Robinson integrating the sport reminded me of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Ebbets Field and Hank Greenberg. It was a time when men and women of all ages, classes, races and religions commingled in the stands, rooting for Jackie Robinson and his teammates, regardless of their ethnic origin, game after game.
We can all agree with Martha McSally that the choice of John Bolton as President Trump's national security adviser is a good one ("America in good hands," Web, April 16). While applauding the choice, though, let us not go overboard in our praise too quickly. Mr. Bolton prepares to undertake a herculean task.
It's hard to resist the schadenfreude layered into every juicy morsel of the Starbucks controversy involving a manager in one of the company's Philadelphia stores calling the police to remove two African-American men for loitering.
There's something about classy, intelligent kind-hearted Republican women that absolutely enrages the American Left. The death of First Lady Barbara Bush has brought out the worst in these people and the ignorant rage is best exemplified by California State University professor Randa Jarrar.
Robert DeNiro recently played Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller in a comedy sketch on Saturday Night Live. This morning, the Raging Bull actor appeared on NBC's Today Show with Craig Melvin to discuss the appearance. Melvin asked if DeNiro will have future appearances as Mueller:
James B. Comey, former FBI director, is facing fire from the people, apparently, for his brazen attacks on President Donald Trump, for his outspoken criticisms of White House ways of doing business and -- for leaking to the media. Rasmussen Reports found in a recent survey 46 percent of those polled think Comey ought to be prosecuted for leaking to the press.